Sunday, June 23, 2013
Hi folks, just a quick check-in. I knew I hadn't been posting -- I've been struggling! But I didn't realize it had been so long.
I didn't get the job I had applied for, and it really threw me. I knew it would be disappointing if I didn't get it, but it was worse than I thought. So many people had asked if I was applying for it and told me they thought it would be great. I did well in all the interviews, and the hiring manager told someone that I had the best interview with her, but apparently I came up short in the final panel interview and my colleague got it instead. I am trying to be positive, but it hit me like a ton of bricks. That was late May.
I'm a firm believer that when one door closes another opens, so I am looking for that door. In life, both personal life and work life, it's important to me to continue to develop and learn more, so we shall see what comes next.
I'm doing alright now. I let myself have a few weeks to grieve (read "eat and drink too much") but I kept on working out and tracking (even when it was pretty outrageous!), so I managed to keep off most of the pounds I'd lost in the past few months - I'm only up two. And now I'm feeling more balanced and ready to start moving towards my goals again. I think I'll wait until July to set monthly goals, since June is almost over....but I am looking forward to it!